"The lid began rotating, unscrewing and Ogilvy feared there was a man inside trying to escape"
" A huge rounded bulk, larger than a bear rose up,its lipless mouth quivered and slavered"
"Striding through pine trees and smashing them, cutting through bridges as though they were paper"
"Snake like tentacles writhed as the clumsy body heaved and pulsated"
"Drifting from street to empty street, drawn inexorably towards that cry"
"The martians spent the night at work on their new machine, a squat metallic spider with jointed limbs"
"I fell helplessly in full sight of the martians, expecting nothing but death"
"Out of the hood hung red shreds, at which the hungry birds now pecked and tore"